Stevens & Goldwyn, P.A. Discuss How a Homeowners' Association Operates

In a recent blog post, Stevens & Goldwyn, P.A., discuss how a Homeowners' Association operates. 

​What is the Homeowners' Association ("HOA")?

​A homeowners' association is not an omnipotent outside entity with unlimited funds that has sole control of a community. An HOA can consist of volunteers, paid members, or in some instances proxy homeowner members; board governance is determined by the community bylaws. Community bylaws are often drafted with the help of a real estate attorney. These documents are created in accordance with the Florida statutes that govern HOAs.

​How HOA's Manage Conflict

​The community bylaws determine how conflicts can be settled in a homeowner's association. When a prospective homeowner does not agree to the covenants outlined in the bylaws, they should void the contract or seek to alter it. When someone buys a property in an HOA-controlled community, the person should agree to join the association, pay maintenance fees, and follow any rules or bylaws established by the community.

About Stevens & Goldwyn: The homeowners' association attorneys at Stevens & Goldwyn, P.A. are experts in condominium law, contractual disputes and HOA litigation. They specialize in representation for homeowners associations, assessment collection, foreclosures, civil litigation and more. Stevens & Goldwyn, P.A. is located in Plantation, Florida, and provides services throughout Florida, including Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Palm Beach, Plantation, Pembroke Pines, Miami Beach, Pompano Beach, Hollywood, Aventura and more.

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